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Paco D 'arcos ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 1.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.2

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Paco D 'arcos Surf Guide

Paco D 'arcos in Lisboa is a sheltered point break that does not work very often. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Works best in offshore winds from the north northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The point break offers mainly left hand waves. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Watch out for - Pollution.

Paco D 'arcos Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
16.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Paco D 'arcos:

The best conditions reported for surf at Paco D 'arcos occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Paco D 'arcos (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Paco D 'arcos with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 1% of the time in December while 7% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 92% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Paco D 'arcos Location Map

Interactive Paco D 'arcos surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Paco D 'arcos is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, which is 17 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Paco D 'arcos is Talavera La Real (Badajoz) Airport (BJZ) in Spain, 216 km (134 miles) away.

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Paco D 'arcos Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 14 May 2021, 13:42 Local Time
Friday 14
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 15
NNW 20
NW 20
NW 20
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Paco D 'arcos

Surf stats for Paco D 'arcos, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Paco D 'arcos

Wind stats for Paco D 'arcos, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: rarely breaks
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    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s22.5
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    4km away

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